Black & White - Mirrors

Man is a mirror for man.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Brassaï, Juan-les-Pins, aux Folies-Bergères, 1932

Paul Nougé, Les oiseaux vous poursuivent, 1929-1930

Brassaï,  Chez Suzy  Rue Grégoire-de-Tours, Paris 6e, circa 1931-1932

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Bibi a l’hotel des Alpes, 1930

Herbert List, Spirit of Lycabettus I, Athens, 1937

Wright Morris, Reflection in Oval Mirror, Home Place, 1947

Wright Morris, Barbershop, Weeping Water, Nebraska, 1947

Robert Doisneau, Les Quatre Sergents de la Rochelle, Paris 1950

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt, A model pauses to regard herself in the grand
mirror of the Molyneux atelier, Paris, 1934

André Kertész, Peggy Guggenheim, New York, 1945

Walker Evans, Bedroom Interior with Dresser and Mirror

Elliott Erwitt, California Kiss, 1955

René Groebli, The Eye of Love, 1955

René Maltête, échecs (Chess)

Clarence John Laughlin, Doorway to lost world, 1955

Clarence John Laughlin, The Mirror of Nothingness, 1957

Josef Sudek, from the Labyrinths cycle, 1948-1973

Imogen Cunningham, Phoenix in the Mirror, c. 1968

Keith Arnatt, Self Burial with Mirror, 1969

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Self-portrait with a convex mirror, 1970

Joseph Jachna, Door County, Wisconsin, 1970

Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier, Untitled, Self Portrait (in Round Mirrors)

Francesca Woodman, Self Deceit #7, Rom Italy 1978

Alix Cleo Roubaud

Nina Mushinsky, Vanity, 1996

Duane Michals, Dr. Heisenberg’s Magic Mirror of Uncertainty, 1998

Robb Johnson, Within The Mirror, 2006


  1. Love that title : "Dr. Heisenberg’s Magic Mirror of Uncertainty"

  2. what a post...


    amazing how Vivian Maier already is amongst the best :)

  3. These are glorious! What a magical post.

  4. Thank you, Filipe! Vivian Maier, her sovereignty is indeed remarkable.

  5. Such a superb collection. I'm a huge tumblr user to find inspiration, but this is one of 2 blogs which I follow separately. Thank you for your good work.


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